Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Washington Wild Things defeated the Gateway Grizzlies

The Washington Wild Things defeated the Gateway Grizzlies once again to take a 2-0 lead in the first round of the Frontier League playoffs. This is the second game that the Wild Things have beaten the Grizzlies at their own game, relying on the long ball.

Mario Garza went deep for home runs twice. He had 4 RBI’s overall. He had a good swing going in this game. Nathan Messner would add a home run of his own. Chris Sidick went 3-for-4 with an RBI. He had an RBI as well. Matt Sutton added an RBI double. Starting pitcher Tom Cochran went 4 and 2/3 innings and had a good game on the mound. He recorded 5 strikeouts.

For Gateway, they sent out Nathan Roush, who wasn’t the #2 starter in the regular season rotation. They could’ve gone with Toro ”The Bull” Trevino, who has been lights out for them. Roush got into trouble right away, giving up 4 runs to the Washington offense. It didn’t get any better for Nathan, and he was pulled not much later.

Jeff Vincent went deep for a solo home run. Dustin Roberts had a good game. He had an RBI double, and RBI single and went deep for a 2-run home run. Stephen Holdren once again hit top tier Wild Things pitching, getting two hits, an infield single and an RBI double.

The defense for the Grizzlies has some flaws. Manny Paula and Charlie Lisk are probably the guys on the team that are most likely to make a defensive mistake. The defense for the Grizzlies was tested often. It’s hard to adjust your fielding when playing in a hitter’s bandbox

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